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It doesn’t rain….. it pours.

What a difference a day makes. One day we get advice that there will not be any further movement towards Bunbury until September or October. “Oh dear” I thought, I’d have to face another cold bleak Ballarat winter, the kind that chills to the bone and goes on forever. We have had a taste of chilled days this week, just as a brutal reminder of how cold it can be and it just bucketed down with rain, filling the kids sandpit like a beach at the ocean in five inches of rainwater.

Yarowee Creek Walk Overflow from recent rain
Yarowee Creek Walk Overflow from recent rain
Learning to walk on a beam.
Learning to walk on a beam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One day later, there is a message to husband “Call Me”, and the response is that he will be required to start in two or three weeks! Prior to this, I was living in the moment, after being given a laundry basket full of lemons and making lemonade (and other lemon based food products).

Lemonade and Lemon Butter
Lemonade and Lemon Butter
Playgroup fun
Playgroup fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One day I set up the kids to attend the playgroup for the first time, seemed like the right thing to do given the news, and then realizing that this will be a short-term activity. Started back on the packing frenzy. Motivation is increasing once more. One day I was saying I’d better get out some of the toys that might be more age appropriate and challenging for a 9 month old, and set up his temporary accommodation in the spare room porta-cot as a “real bedroom”. The next day, its back to “just a few toys out to keep him going”.

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What a week, first he starts to crawl, then he days “dad”, and then he waves at another baby he has met before at a coffee shop.  Thoughts are circulating about the ways he will be challenged with this move. We are still awaiting the work contract as a means to seal the deal later this week, but the excitement is rebuilding, and the whirl of questions are beginning to circle my head.

 

Its Autumn, leaves will fall and we will play.

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So it’s clearly Autumn, and I am beginning to wonder if we will be in town for this Winter. We have slowed down a lot over the past month, with school holidays and Easter, and have spent time enjoying the weather, and some outdoor time.

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We got a sandpit for the kids to play in, as you cant just wait around, life goes on and the kids are still growing and developing. Our daughter is wrapped to have a sandpit at home to play, and today we went out to spend some time frolicking and generally relaxing in the autumn leaves.

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I will miss the quiet tree lines street we live in, and the vibrant colors that are a big part of autumn in Ballarat. We made a lovely mobile from the autumn nature collection. Really trying to enjoy the simple life. I have sold some more reenactment gear from the 95th Rifles group too this week on Facebook, and i’m looking forward to reinvesting that into some new equipment soon. My son is really stepping up from a baby to a little boy, getting teeth and starting to get more mobile, rolling around like crazy. We also made some cute stick puppets (thanks Playschool)! which I am sure will get some use soon. Old birthday cards and chopsticks, and some stickers did the trick.IMG_0416